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(Menagerie #3)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  939 ratings  ·  210 reviews
1986: Rebecca Essig leaves a slumber party early but comes home to a massacre—committed by her own parents. Only one of her siblings has survived. But as the tragic event unfolds, she begins to realize that other than a small army of six-year-olds, she is among very few survivors of a nationwide slaughter.

The Reaping has begun.

Present day: Pregnant and on the run with a sm
ebook, 368 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Harlequin MIRA
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Elyse There is very little romance in this trilogy. There's affection and complicated relationships. It's not a major part of the story at all. It's a reall…moreThere is very little romance in this trilogy. There's affection and complicated relationships. It's not a major part of the story at all. It's a really good trilogy!(less)

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Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it

ugh, take it walking, pal.

"I will cut out the tongue that spoke the order. I will dig out the eyes that witnessed your humiliation. I will chop off any other parts that offended you, and I will return with his bones for our child to play with."

you there, boy, stick around and tell me more about these bonetoys...

so i guess that's the end of that trilogy. of the three books, this is my least favorite, but it was in no way a letdown. the first one is great because HOLY PREMISE, BATMAN - WHAT WILL H
Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller
The Menagerie Trilogy has been a highlight of my reading year. It’s so different from anything I’ve ever read. Rachel Vincent’s writing always pulls me in (her Shifters series is particularly engrossing), and if anything, she’s only gotten stronger.

While Fury had some of my favorite scenes from the whole trilogy (some truly 5-star moments), it didn’t quite deliver the completely satisfying conclusion I’d been hoping for.

My thoughts on Fury are kind of segmented along with the plot. There’s a dua
Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
4.5 stars

“We are crawling like flies on the corpse of humanity.”

Let me back up for you, shall I?

Two timelines with a cast of characters, two stories, intertwined and bound by their past.
1986, it’s a time where peace is over. Humans have lived and worked among or alongside Cryptides till then. Werevolves learned to read and write in school side by side with human children and in restaurants you could be served right next to a table with visiting dryads or oracles.

Rebecca Essig went out at night
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This book left me speechless. A lot of things happened and not all of them made me happy. I feel in love with this series shortly after the release of Menagerie and have eagerly awaited each new installment. In case you are wondering, this is the third and final book in the Menagerie trilogy which really does need to be read in order. To say that I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book would be an understatement because I just h
Well, I'm definitely CONFLICTED. Vincent wrote a dark, complex and intricate world that is mind blowing, highlighting the deepest failings and depravities of humanity. In this tale, you are utterly engulfed by the characters plight with the hopes that some recompenses are provided for the tragedies that these characters had to endure. I, for one, loved and hated the conclusion. Loved it, because Vincent excels at ripping your emotions to their breaking point. But in the end, it was such a bitter ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audio
What a waste of my time. Why do authors do this? Like Veronica Roth and Andrea Cramer before me, this author is dead to me. I’ll never read another word she writes.

I should have known when I abandoned her YA Soul series for poor themes aimed at children. Chose the asshole because he will eventually change for you. Life lessons for impressionable children to stay in bad relationships because ultimately you will be the factor that changes him. Themes I don’t mind in adult books, but abhor in YA bo
Briar's Reviews
This book HURT SO BAD. If you're not interested in spoilers, beware this review because it will be spoiler heavy.

But before you click the exit or back button, here's my non-spoiler review:

I love Rachel Vincent and her writing is utterly addicting. She knows how to craft characters who make you feel for them, she creates fantastical environments that somehow feel real and make the story move fast but still hit the point home. If I had to give a rating based off her writing abilities, it would be
Marta Cox
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
This conclusion is simply stunning in its complexity as it winds through time giving readers the answers that have always alluded them. If the first book Menagerie was breathtaking in all its amazing nuances then certainly the second book Spectacle was harrowing as the author explored just how evil humanity can be. Now it’s back to the beginning in many ways as the terrible Reaping of 1986 flits through this story as we catch up with Delilah and her friends who have become family.
Having finished
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2020
it seems my ratings for each book have only dropped since the first. fury felt more of a book tying off all loose ends and the stakes and the main themes were significantly different than its predecessors. however, this was just not the ending i was hoping for...literally a million things could’ve happened but...this.

→ 3.5 stars
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read this book!

I had NO idea a while back when I requested this that this was book three in a series I hadn't read. In order to be able to give this a proper and fair review, I then devoured books one and two and fell in love with a completely unconventional story. This series wasn't like anything I'd read before; feeling part YA/NA, part Urban Fantasy, part plain old fantasy but just wholly good. There wasn't a second that any of the un
In the third book in the menagerie series we see past and present collide in a really clever way. This book alternates between the present day where Delilah is heavily pregnant and about to give birth. She's  in hiding with the small group of friends and allies that escaped from the Spectacle with her and they're trying to figure out how to reunite with the others who either escaped or were recaptured and moved to different locations. We are also introduced to a new character, Rebecca Essig, who ...more
Anne - Books of My Heart
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio, 7arcs, 2018
This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart

Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I wondered how things would go for our group of escapees in the next story of the Menagerie series .  The group is hiding out in a cabin near Washington DC. There is no long-term plan beyond survival. They are preparing and waiting for the birth of Delilah's baby. The entire group sacrifices to help Delilah.

Fury has a ne
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I'm a bit at a loss for what to say about the conclusion to the Menagerie books. After the first two set such a dark, horrifying, and sometimes brutally satisfying pace, Fury feels like a bated breath. Aside from the ending, the novel's largely quiet, and it feels like it's waiting for something, though you don't know what.

Fury adds a new POV with a new timeline, that of Rebecca Essig beginning at the time of the Reaping. What this book does is close some of the gaps about the Reaping, which ins
Carina Olsen
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have waited three years to know how these books would end. And now I know. And I may never recover, honestly. This book was pretty amazing, but it also ruined me a little. I'm giving it four stars, because there were things I needed answers to, and I did not get them. But for the most part I loved this final one a bunch.

I have a lot of things I need to write down about this book. Will try my hardest not to share spoilers, but I will share my feelings about certain things, and some hints too. T
Oct 14, 2018 added it
I loved the first Menagerie book. The idea of a traveling cirucs full of creatures like werewolves, minotaurs, oracles... poor creatures enslaved because of man fearing them for somethng that happened long ago, called the reaping... and seeing how these creatures managed to reclaim their lives for themselves after years of abuse... I loved it. the second one was also good, but for me not as good as the first one, and I was expecting the third one, which isn't bad, but to me it was a tad confussi ...more
Alexandra G.
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

* An advanced reading copy was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. *

Getting this ARC must be one of the best things that happened to me all year. So, thank you , from the bottom of my heart.

In this third and final book we get answers to some of our questions.
After the last book ended in a major cliffhanger I was desperate to know what happens to the characters I've come to care so much about.

Will they manage to stay free?
Will Delilah and h
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My initial reaction when I finished Fury, the last book in the Menagerie series was torn between heartbreak and… well, I’m still not sure. Yet, there’s no way that I could rate this book with anything less than 5 stars. Given the direction that Rachel Vincent had taken the characters and events in Menagerie and Spectacle, I shouldn’t have been surprised. I wanted these characters that we’ve gotten to know, respect and love to get the happiness that they deserved – just like Delilah did. *sigh*

S.J. Higbee
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
On realising that this was the third book in the series, I broke with my usual habit of crashing midway into a series and got hold of the first two book and read them first. I was quickly swept up in the dark, intense world of Delilah in Menagerie. This book is structured differently, in that it is largely a dual narrative so that as well as following Delilah’s story in first person viewpoint, we also learn a lot more about The Reaping as we go back in time to the event that causes all the fae t ...more
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*Genre* Urban Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0


Fury is the third and final installment in author Rachel Vincent's The Menagerie series. The Menagerie series is a captivating blend of carnival magic and startling humanity, and this final book is an intricately woven and powerful tale about the fight for freedom and self-discovery. This series combines all the key elements (magic, mystery, fantastical creatures and an important quest). Told through two intersecting timelines, the gra
I'm not sure how I feel about the ending. (view spoiler)

Great writing and wonderful narration. I wish there was more, but Vincent gave us a clean ending if it was a little on the (view spoiler)
Scott  Hitchcock
Book 1: 3*
Book 2: 4*
Book 3: 3.5*

This book too far too long to get going really offering nothing new in the first half. The ending was action packed but overall I'm still disappointed with the finale, if this is the finale since there's still some room for another book or a sequel series.

I feel like the author didn't know where to go with the series next and while many scenes were enjoyable overall this just didn't push the story or world forward and at time it seemed disjointed.
This book brought things to close in a good way, if a bit melancholy.

For the longest time I was trying to figure out the timeline. It should have been easy, but it didn't click until half way through, when we saw the sacrifice. I liked that later everyone realized that this was the event that started the ball rolling for Delilah.

The end of the book was great and horrible. Great in what Delilah was able to do, but horrible due to the price paid.
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

There has never been a Rachel Vincent book I didn't love and Fury is definitely continues that streak! This is the end of the Menagerie trilogy and it's about to go out with a bang! No one will escape from this story unscathed and I mean that in terms of characters and readers because omg this is the end and Rachel pulls no punches!

Delilah and the rest of her friends
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

5 Stars for the Menagerie Trilogy.

Fury is the third and final installment of the Menagerie trilogy, and can absolutely NOT be read as a standalone.

Patient, I am not, which is exactly why I held onto copies of Menagerie and Spectacle until Fury was available. While it sounds as if I'm beyond patient for waiting an entire three years, I am impatient when it comes to waiting for sequels and suffering through cliffhangers. With Fur
4.5 stars

My review and an extended sample of the audiobook are posted at

I can’t believe this series is over. I don’t want it to be. I want more time with these characters and this world. This series has been dark since it started with Menagerie and only got darker in Spectacle. So, going into this book, you know things are going to continue to be dark.

The biggest difference between this book and the previous two books, is that this one follows two timelines. We still follow Delil
Bambi Unbridled
I have really enjoyed the Menagerie series. It's a unique dark fantasy combined with a bit of mythology and horror, that was refreshing, though sometimes sad and hard to read. You definitely need to read the series in order, as its a continuing story arc, that progresses with each installment. It seems that Fury is the final installment, I'm sad to say.

Note: This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series.

In this final story, Delilah, Gallagher, and the other Cryptids have su
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
In this final book of the menagerie trilogy Delilah and her friends that escaped together from the Spectacle have found a temporary haven in a secluded cabin in the woods, there to await the birth of Delilah's child. Occasional forays into civilisation for supplies and news are fraught with danger but necessary.

The narrative also flips to the past, back to the beginning, back to the reaping. We learn of Delilah's background and how she was involved in the reaping. It was this momentous event whi
Christina Rothfusz
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a total glutton when it comes to series books. Once I start one I like I devour them as fast as I can, I have never been one for delayed satisfaction so in true from I finished the 3rd one shortly after the 2nd. I loved Menagerie, was less overwhelmed by Spectacle and slightly underwhelmed by Fury.

At last we really learn about The Reaping. What these Surrogates were and what happened on the night they attacked and slaughtered thousands of children across America. However, it's so thin and h
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have really enjoyed this series. This book was no exception. Rachel is one of my favorite authors so at this point I think I would go any direction she wants to go. I enjoy her books! At first with this book, I was not sure why were where being told about Rebecca Essig. But as you read more Rachel let use all in on the why, how and a fantastic ending I didn't see coming. I cried a few times with this book. But I think it is also my favorite of the series. In this book, we still get together wi ...more
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
This book was everything and so much more and I couldn't possibly imagine a better ending for this peculiar and dark yet beautiful trilogy.

Though the ending was bittersweet and I'm left feeling all the feels I am also so immensely satisfied and happy.

This trilogy once again proves that not every hyped book is the best and that underrated books/authors can be just as good. If not even better.
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